Uncovering the Root Causes to Truck Rollover Crashes on Ramps

This project will provide a better understanding of the causes of truck rollover crashes on highway ramps, and develop effective countermeasures (e.g., improved ramp design and traffic control). More specifically, the study will (1) review literature and best practices on reducing highway ramp truck rollovers; (2) analyze historical ramp truck rollover data in Massachusetts by utilizing existing traffic cameras on state-maintained highways and advanced video analytics tools to uncover the causes of truck rollovers on highway ramps and derive surrogate safety performance measures; and (3) establish correlations between truck rollovers and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) devices, signage and markings, and roadway design practices.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $120000
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Massachusetts Lowell

    One University Drive
    Lowell, MA  United States  01854

    University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    Amherst, MA  United States  01003
  • Principal Investigators:

    Xie, Yuanchang

    Liu, Benyuan

    Ai, Chengbo

  • Start Date: 20210301
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220930
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01771471
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: May 11 2021 1:13PM